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IB Programme

We are very pleased to announce our candidacy as an IB World School. We are currently engaged in the process of being authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to offer the IB Diploma Program. We are looking forward to the opportunities that this will provide our students and community.  Alexander Mackenzie High School, Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School, Maple High School and Milliken Mills High School are IB Candidate Schools and will be joining Bayview Secondary School to establish a family of IB Schools in York Region. 

The IB is a not for profit foundation, motivated by its mission to create a better world through education. The Program was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968 and as of June 2016 has grown to include 3000 World Schools offering the Diploma Program. The Program “offers a curriculum that is broad and balanced, conceptual and connected”. It is designed for motivated students between the ages of 16 and 19 and promotes “healthy relationships, ethical responsibility and personal challenge". The Program helps students to develop “the attitudes and skills they need for both academic and personal success”.

In York Region we traditionally invited students to apply to our Program in the autumn of their Grade 8 year. (Please see the Application and Admissions section for details). Successful applicants participate in an enriched course of study during Grade 9 and 10, and begin the IB Diploma Program in their Grade 11 year. Students in our IB Program earn both the IB Diploma and the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Please note that we are a full Diploma Program and do not offer Subject Certificates.​​

Announcement for IB Diploma Programme Students regarding Cancellation of IB Examinations in May 2020

The International Baccalaureate Organization has announced that the May examinations for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme will not be held this year due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Depending on what they registered for, students will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work. This is based on student's coursework and the established assessment expertise, rigor and quality control already built into the Diploma Programme.   

We know parents and students will have many questions. The IB will share full details and FAQs with us and on their website by 27 March 2020.

Please note that our schools are closed and staff are not in the building. We will continue to respond to your questions as the Ministry of Education, the YRDSB, and the IBO provide information.


IB Welcome Evening .pdfIB Welcome Evening .pdf

Wednesday,February 12th, 2020 

(6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.)

This evening is to welcome our grade 8 students and their parents to attend a welcome session in our school cafeteria. 

The evening will be dedicated to Introduction to the IB Programme, course selection, followed by a Q&A session. 

It is not mandatory to attend. You do not have to register for the evening.

Location: Alexander Mackenzie High School Cafeteria


IB Application for September 2020
is now closed. 

IB Information Evening 

Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.​​

IB Information Evening-Oct 17-2019.pptxIB Information Evening-Oct 17-2019.pptx

Important Dates for Alexander Mackenzie's

Preparatory Programme for the 2019-2020 

  Application opens: MONDAY, October 21, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (NOON)
  Application closes: Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Teacher Reference

Please be advised that as soon as the application window closes, the Grade 8 home room teachers whose names were mentioned on the EDSBY registration application will be contacted. They will be asked to fill out a Google Form as a reference for the applicants and will be provided with sufficient amount of time to fill out the form and send it back to Alexander Mackenzie High School. The form is strictly confidential and only the IB team will have access to the information. Thank you.
Assessment Dates

  • Thursday, November 21st, 2019 (6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m): Student drop off at 5:30 p.m. and pick up at 8:35 p.m.

  • Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 (9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.): Student drop off at 8:30 a.m. and pick up at 11:35 a.m​​.

  • Please arrive half an hour early on the day of the assessment
  • Parents will not be allowed access to the building on the day of the assessment 
  • Students who arrive late will only have the remaining time to write the assessment
  • ​Students with an IEP, please bring a copy with you on the day of the assessment

Assessment Day Information

  • There are two assessment dates taking place at Alexander Mackenzie High School

  • Each applicant must choose ONE assessment date

  • Students will participate in a collaborative task, inspired by IB assessments. It is designed to target cross-curricular critical thinking and problem solving skills. It is our goal that this activity will allow students to demonstrate learning skills and attributes of the IB Learner Profile.​


  • ​There are NO fees associated with the Alexander Mackenzie's IB Preparatory Programme
    for Grades 9 and 10
  • The fee for the IB Diploma Programme for Grades 11 and 12 is $1,500 each year
  • Please see school cash online for more information


Please be advised Alexander Mackenzie High School is located in an area serviced by Public Transportation. We do not provide busing for our students. 


If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact the 
IB Programme Coordinator:

Nazila Reyhani

Tel: 905-884-0554, Ext. 421​


IB Registration Information


Follow this IB Application Registration Link to start your 2019 IB application process

If you require support during the application process, please review the instructions below:

Instructions on How to Login or Create a Parent Edsby Account

Instructions for Completing the IB YRDSB Application on Edsby


The Application Window will be open: MONDAY, October 21, 2019 (12:00 p.m.) NOON - Thursday, November 7, 2019 (11:59 p.m.)


Please note: We are not able to accept late registrations



Assessment Days


Thursday, November 21, 2019 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m


Saturday, November 23, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.



Be advised individual test results/standings will not be released. Submitting an application indicates that you understand and will adhere

to this policy.​


Grade 8 Open House

Tuesday, October 29th, 6:00 pm​-8:30 pm

There will be an IB Presentation at 8:00 pm in the 

school library

IB Welcome Evening 

Wednesday, February 12th, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

There will be a welcome evening for successful candidates in the 

school cafetorium 

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